In The Thick is produced out of our Harlem office by The Futuro Media Group – an independent non-profit media organization that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience. In The Thick drops two episodes a week. It is a roundtable podcast hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela that discusses politics, race and culture from a POC perspective. The podcast is a 2018 Webby honoree and was nominated for a 2017 best interview show Webby Award.

 We are looking for the next great podcast producer! We want self-starters to help in the production of the show. We are a tiny – but mighty – team, so there is a lot of room to do meaningful work.

This seasonal internship is part-time amounting to 20 hours/week. A stipend is provided. 


  • Research segment topics and interview subjects
  • Pre-interview subjects before they come to studio
  • Greet and support in-studio guests 
  • Participate in editorial and production meetings
  • Research and write web copy and social media posts
  • Create engaging Instagram posts and stories to promote our episodes
  • Assist in assembling the shows 
  • Assist in reporting and recording audio for stories produced in-house
  • Assist in writing scripts for host interviews
  • Assist in editing audio from studio interviews
  • Assist with fact checking scripts and recorded content
  • Assist in booking studios and tape syncs 
  • Pitch, develop and produce an evergreen episode for the podcast
  • Take on additional special projects like audio archival, researching high profile bids, etc. 


  • Advanced matriculated college student—graduate or advanced undergraduate
  • Self-directed and can work with a team in a fast-paced, extremely dynamic office environment
  • Excellent, snappy, vibrant writing, especially for audio and web
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and other team members

Desired skills:

  • Familiarity with ProTools or other audio editing software programs
  • Familiarity with news outlets from around the country
  • Familiarity with policy and cultural trends, as well as with socioeconomic and racial/ethnic demographics of communities around the U.S.
  • Familiarity with radio production process
  • Familiarity with radio recording equipment 
  • Good writing, good at QA checking and copyediting
  • Bicultural/bilingual


To apply:

Send cover letter outlining how your interests, skills and experiences that line up with what In The Thick does. Please also email a one-page resume and a writing sample of no more than 3 pages, something that shows off your mastery of style and content. If you have audio samples send links or mp3s also.  

Email this to with the subject line “ITT Internship” please. 

Deadline for winter internship: November 25.